Listen Up!: The Way We See It: Youth Speak Out on Education
Part of Listen Up!'s "The Way We See It: Youth Speak Out on Education" project. Putting on a helmet, goggles and jock strap, Mr. Sears stands on a field with his high school physics class ready to launch their rockets. Whoever hits him gets an "A." On the other side of school, clapping and shouting dance instructions to rival Debbie Allen of Fame, Ms. James does a funky dance sequence as her students mirror her perfectly. These two teachers are not only professionals in their given fields but also experts at illustrating the excitement of inspirational teaching. Vicki Chan, senior at Skyline High school, shows us how these two Oakland Public School teachers transfer their knowledge into interactive teaching techniques that literally get their students up and cheering.